There is No Getting Around It: This Is Apartheid, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 16, 2021

I suspect some of you may be tired of my posts on Israel/Palestine this last week, especially on social media. I would say I am sorry if I was, but I am not. Not in the least. I have stood shoulder to shoulder with Palestinians, as well as their allies, including many, many Jews and even many Israelis, for most of my adult life. And until apartheid ends and as long as I have a voice that isn’t censored, I will not cease speaking out. So here are my latest thoughts…

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Chris Hedges: Israel Is Carrying Out Mass Murder

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 15, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the disputes between the Palestinians and Israelis with Palestinian political activist, Dr. Sami Al-Arian.

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Enough is Enough: It is Time for Apartheid to End, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 12, 2021

I have anxiety in my heart tonight. I have friends in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, Palestinians and Israeli Jews, and I am truly fearing for them. Several of them have reported explosions close to their homes. Buildings and entire blocks have been flattened in Gaza, rockets have fallen in Tel Aviv, and rightwing Israeli mobs are terrorizing Palestinians at Al Aqsa Mosque. And this feels like the build up of something big. Like it felt before the 2014 assault on Gaza. I pray this isn’t so, but it is difficult to ignore the signs.

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Abby Martin: Gaza Fights For Freedom (2019)

Gaza Fights For Freedom (2019)

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on May 9, 2021

This debut feature film by journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine, where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So Abby connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce the film through the blockaded border.

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Chris Hedges, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: The Heroic Aspect Of The Palestinian People Who Just Keep Resisting

The Heroic Aspect Of The Palestinian People Who Just Keep Resisting

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Originally published Dec. 7, 2019

with Chris Hedges, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner

RT America on Dec. 7, 2019

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Abby Martin and producer Mike Prysner about their new film. ‘Gaza Fights for Freedom‘ focuses on the Palestinian Great March of Return protests, during which nearly 200 people were killed and 10,000 men, women and children were wounded.

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Dismantling the Settler Colonial State of Israel, by Yanis Iqbal

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
January 1, 2021

On 25 December, 2020, Israel bombed Gaza for six continuous hours as much of the world celebrated Christmas. A children’s hospital, a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities, a mosque, as well as private residences, were damaged. A six-year-old girl and a young man were injured, and much of the targeted region lost water and electricity. A fire broke out at the location of the airstrike as the firefighters worked all night to douse the fire in the Israeli assault that took place an hour after midnight.

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Chris Hedges: There is Massive Interference in Every Electoral Campaign in the US by a Foreign Power and that’s Israel

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

“Both sides of the elites are culpable in refusing to acknowledge because they’re both responsible for the rage that is legitimately ripping across the country. And so they use this notion of foreign interference as a way to deflect attention from their own complicity in de-industrialization and the concentration of wealth in the hands of a tiny oligarchic elite and trade deals and programs of austerity and wholesale surveillance and militarized police and the largest prison system in the world, 25% of the world’s prisoners although we’re four percent of the world’s population so it’s a familiar tactic.” — Chris Hedges

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Occupied Palestine: In The Shadow Of The Pandemic, by Yanis Iqbal

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
December 1, 2020

The situation in Palestine is grim. Unemployment levels are alarmingly high – 121,000 Palestinians lost their jobs in the wake of the first lockdown and employment figures declined by 17% in Gaza. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics issued the findings of its labor force survey for the third quarter of 2020, which show that the unemployment rate rose to 28.5% of 2020, up from 24.6% in the equivalent period of 2019. Some 40% of Palestinian households have lost more than half their income and food insecurity rates have soared.

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Abby Martin: The Grand Finale of Trump’s Promise to End the Afghanistan War

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Nov 23, 2020

The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump’s promise to end the Afghanistan War; what’s really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential war in Africa; State Department takes new action for Israel against BDS movement; and potential for Trump to start war with Iran on his way out.

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Abby Martin: Update on Lawsuit over Israel Loyalty Oath Mandate in US

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Nov 13, 2020

New developments in Abby Martin’s major lawsuit challenging unconstitutional pro-Israel, anti-BDS law in the state of Georgia.

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Palestine: Reconfiguring The Liberation Struggle, by Yanis Iqbal

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Updated: October 6, 2020

by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
October 5, 2020

Palestine is currently facing a quadruple crisis consisting of Covid-19 pandemic, Zionism, imperialism and reactionary Arab regimes. With more than 50,000 Coronavirus cases, Palestine is finding it hard to combat the pandemic with a war-torn and fragmented healthcare system. The ruthlessness of Zionist ideology has invariably prevented the proper development of health infrastructures and what we have now is a severely under-resourced health architecture perforated by the wounds of settler colonialism. As a result of Israel’s 53-year occupation of West Bank and Gaza, the region has been converted into a donor-dependent system that has perennial shortages in equipment, medication and staff due to military raids and import restrictions. While the Palestinian Authority (PA) has tried to effectively operate within this restricted environment, the all-encompassing Israeli chokehold around the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) has greatly curtailed the administration’s ability to secure key supplies to counter the spread of infection. Not contented with the restriction of medical supplies, Israel has further hampered Palestine’s Covid-19 response by comprehensively destroying two Coronavirus testing centres.

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Israel Is Becoming Terrified of The U.S. Empire’s Decline, by Rainer Shea + Strange Slow Dance Between Israel and The Gulf States, Despite Annexation

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist
July 9, 2020

Mao said that “All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful.” We’re seeing this now in the case of Israel, whose fascistic president Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to annex the West Bank as a show of the supposed strength of the Zionist project; behind Netanyahu’s confident appearance, his actions have been driven by fears of a decline for the global empire that props up Israel.

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Chris Hedges: The Colonial War on Palestine

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 2, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the long, disingenuous role the USA has played in the Israel/Palestine conflict with Professor Rashid Khalidi.

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Chris Hedges: The Long, Disingenuous Role The US Has Played In The Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 14, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with Professor Rashid Khalidi the long, disingenuous role the United States has played in the Israel-Palestine conflict, including the latest so-called peace plan.

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Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories

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TheRealNews on Mar 2, 2020

The documentary “Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories” debunks the myths that lie at the center of the injustice in the region. We discuss the film with its director, Bob Peck.

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